This was a rough review to write. On paper, everything about Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner ($32) looks great: alcohol-free, loaded with natural antioxidant CoQ-10, perfect for normal to dry skin thanks to aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. What's not to love, right?
Well, here's the thing: I found absolutely nothing to hate, that's for sure. But I didn't really find anything to love, either. In fact, I am not sure I even liked it all that much. It wasn't bad. It wasn't great. It was just... kinda there.
The bottle is fantastic, with a pump top that really controls how much toner comes out each time. So there's no waste, no danger of getting too much on your cotton pad or cotton ball. Three pumps was the perfect amount for me; it was enough to cover my whole face and even my neck, so that was great. I wish all toners came in a bottle like this, quite frankly.
I'm in my early 40s, and I used the toner twice a day religiously until the bottle was almost empty. In fact, my review was late because I kept using it, and using it, and using it, hoping to see something that would help me write the review. But to be completely honest, nothing happened. Nothing. No changes in my dry patches. No hydration boost anywhere. There were no adverse effects, which is nice, but there were no positive effects, either.
I admit, I am disappointed. But at least I know this one isn't worth it for me. Your mileage may vary, and I hope it does. Indie Lee uses great ingredients and their packaging is fantastic. Maybe I will have better luck next time.